The Fairfield Public Library has planned an open house for real estate agents on Wednesday morning, March 5, to explain how its services can help them.

The briefing will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the Rotary Room of the main branch, 1080 Old Post Road, and includes a light breakfast. The event is free, but advance registration is required.

In a news release, the library said its services are a selling point for property in town. It had nearly 540,000 visitors last year, according to the release, and offers an array of free programs for residents ranging from newborns to senior citizens, including author talks, music programs, craft workshops, health talks, writing workshops and many children's activities.

The library also can provide agents with tools to improve sales, according to the release, including access to premium databases, research assistance from professional librarians and classes to upgrade computer skills and other business knowledge.

The library offers its members free online learning from home, including language learning, test prep, tutoring and online classes. It also provides free access to Consumer Reports and financial websites that it said would be costly without library membership.

To register for the open house, visit or call the library at 203-256-3160.